Disability Studies Now

@article{Adams2013DisabilitySN,
  title={Disability Studies Now},
  author={Rachel Adams},
  journal={American Literary History},
  year={2013},
  volume={25},
  pages={495 - 507}
}
Ralph James Savarese’s essay “River of Words, Raft of Our Conjoined Neurologies” (2012) provides an eloquent and moving account of how his autistic son D. J. emerged into literacy. As he learned to read, D. J. experienced extreme, often painful identifications with literary and historical figures. Like Harriet Tubman, he saw himself engaged in a type of “political freedom fighting” (43) on behalf of those, like himself, who can’t speak and instead type to communicate. Much as I loved the essay… CONTINUE READING

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